#017 Linda Mark: The Farmer’s Market Fairy You Wish You Had
By Debi Saltzberg - Foodie, Urban Farmer Chic, Lover of Wine, Festivals, Happy Hour, Restaurants, Great Service, Creative Toasts, the experience of food and a great story!
What could be better than a long, leisurely stroll through one of California’s best Farmer’s Markets? Bursting with color, life, and the best produce of the season, the Farmer’s Market is the right place to buy local and fresh food fit for your finest dishes. However…finding exactly what you want at the Market can be time consuming and unpredictable. Our lives are busy enough as it is! How could we get those quality ingredients we crave without spending the time? Like a wish come true, the L.A. area has it’s own Farmer’s Market Fairy. Linda Mark is a Farmer’s Market guru and a lover of purple Brussels sprouts and pink lemons. Her love for the Market led to developing her own business where she takes the freshest local produce from the farmers to your door. This week, we sat down together over a bowl of divine cherries to discuss the ins and outs of the Farmer’s Market to know precisely what gives this Fairy her magic! Show Highlights: The Fairy herself shares her process for getting farmers market produce to your door. Linda shares her knowledge of seasonal produce, including delectable cherry varieties. How FMF is a different model than a meal kit delivery service. Generating the List for Linda’s shopping adventures. Unpacking the definition of “local.” Spotting the Farmer’s Market “cheaters.” We Grow What We Sell contract. Organic vs. non-organic produce. Having a relationship with the farmers that changes the game. The different difficulties of selling at a Farmer’s Market. How trends in the culinary world affect what Farmers grow and bring to the market. Linda shares some of her favorite clients and chefs, and a few great Market stories too! A few Market tips and trips of the trade. Links Farmer's Market Fairy Website @FarmersMarketFairy on Instagram